2016 / 79
This film documents the story of minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife, Martha, who risked everything to save thousands of refugees fleeing the Nazis. This film documents the story of minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife, Martha, who risked everything to save thousands of refugees fleeing the Nazis.
2011 / 94
Ken Burns's documentary traces the passage of the 18th Amendment, the social and legal effects of prohibiting alcohol, and the repeal of Prohibition. A look back to when the call for temperance was answered by social upheaval ... and plenty of bathtub gin.
1990 / 99
Ken Burns's documentary depicts the action of famous Civil War battles, and relates the stories of soldiers, generals and a beleaguered president. Letters and journals bring the Civil War to life. Dive into them and experience the growing pains of a divided country.
2014 / 112
Award-winning documentarian Burns profiles three members of one of America's premier political families: Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. They're icons of American history. But they didn't get there without fighting their share of demons ... and winning.
1996 / 82
Historian Ken Burns and his team bring to life the challenges Americans faced in the 19th century as they embarked on westward expansion. Prosperity and bloodshed awaited as the U.S. edged into land ripe for the taking.
2012 / 118
This documentary examines the case of five teenagers, all African-American or Latino, who were convicted of the brutal rape of a white woman in 1989. On a crisp night in 1989, a heinous attack set the city on fire. And for 10 years, the wrong kids paid.
2014 / 113
Follow the history of the U.S. Navy SEALs, from D-Day to Korea and Vietnam, to their role in today's conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.